The familiarity of racing against the same people every weekend all summer long is obviously breeding contempt. Breeding like bunnies, I tell ya.
While Uncle Sam and Nariz were swapping paint and pleasantries, Danica Patrick was stomping around in a fit and taking issue with the driving of Mr Tomas Scheckter. From the Ithica Journal
“He blocked me earlier in the race, and after I finally got by him, he let other people pass him,” Patrick told crew chief Dave Popielarz, emphatically. “For four straight laps, he blocked me.”I can see the comments section filling up with the word “Princess” already. To be fair, I’m sure she wasn’t the only one who was upset at how her race went. In Danica!’s defense she gets interview requests every waking minute of her day. Sometimes they’re gonna catch here in GoDaddy girl mode, some times in GoAway girl mode.
Patrick said that because of Scheckter's shielding, she lost precious time two-thirds into the race. It left her in no mood to chat. Moments later, she bolted for her transport, but an IndyCar Series TV crew coerced her into discussing her day, even briefly.
Patrick, who narrowly missed her seventh top-10 finish of 2007, motioned them away.
“Why do you want to talk to me?” she asked, disgusted. She eventually acquiesced.